Yoakum, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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The City of Yoakum had a population of 6,007 as of July 1, 2017. Yoakum ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Yoakum is located at latitude 29.2932 and longitude -97.147 in DeWitt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yoakum (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. DeWitt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Yoakum are located in DeWitt County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lavaca County.

The City of Yoakum (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Yoakum is located within Yoakum Division of DeWitt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Yoakum population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Yoakum, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,007
Daytime Population: Workers 2,242
Daytime Population: Residents 3,463
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,705
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 5,888
Population in Familes 4,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density2 1,311
Diversity Index3 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,157
Average Household Income $56,865
Per Capita Income $21,717

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,490 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 679 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $82,740
Average Home Value $124,530
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,169
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,487
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.6%
Households 0.35% 0.54%
Families 0.36% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Yoakum, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yoakum to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 359 80th
Population Density # 541 69th
Diversity Index # 296 83rd
Median Household Income # 1078 38th
Per Capita Income # 1057 40th

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